Thursday, April 22, 2004

Wildcats recruit Williams to spend year in prep school

The Cincinnati Enquirer

University of Kentucky basketball recruit Adam Williams will attend prep school for a year, enabling UK to stay in compliance with NCAA recruiting rules.

Williams, a 6-foot-4 guard from St. Albans (W.Va.) High, tentatively has identified Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy as his destination for next school year. He would enroll at UK in the fall of 2005.

The decision allows UK to comply with the "5-8" rule: no more than five new scholarship players in any one year and no more than eight in a two-year period.

UK added four freshmen last year and will add four more this season: guards Joe Crawford, Rajon Rondo, Ramel Bradley and Patrick Sparks.

UK remains in the running for center Randolph Morris. Should he commit to UK, the school again would be in the position of needing to delay the entry of an incoming player - unless the 5-8 rule is rescinded by the NCAA this spring.

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